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Early fantasy football predictions for Khiry Robinson

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Sep 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) runs with the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) runs with the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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When it comes to Fantasy Football, running back Khiry Robinson could be a real sleeper pick considering the situation he’s in with the New York Jets.

Running back Khiry Robinson was acquired this offseason by the New York Jets as they seem committed to establishing a potent rushing attack. Led by also acquired running back Matt Forte and the versatile Bilal Powell, the Jets will use their ground-and-pound offense as a main strength to win plenty of football games this upcoming season.

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Robinson presents an interesting situation for fantasy owners as he’s more of a power running back that isn’t afraid to plow through his opponents. Considering that Forte will get the majority of reps at running back, Robinson could be used in goal-line situations and also to spell relief for him during breaks.

Powell will be used in a more hybrid role due to his solid ability to keep those chains moving as a receiving option out of the backfield. Robinson would only see more reps if either an injury occurred or a slight decline in play happens to either Forte or Powell so patience is key if wanting to draft him.

For fantasy owners everywhere, Robinson would be worth drafting deep in drafts, even as a final pick if he’s still available. He’s not an RB1 or even RB2 but if you have an extra spot on your bench, he’s worth picking up in case he gets red hot as the season progresses.

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It would be best to draft and stash Robinson until he hits some favorable match-ups, which might not be until after the first six to eight weeks into the regular season.

It’s no secret the Jets face a very tough slate of opponents from Week 1 – 6 as it’s not going to be easy.

If their ground game takes off as envisioned, Robinson might turn out to be a difference maker if he makes a name for himself in the red-zone.

That is where he will shine, especially with fantasy owners willing to start him when the Jets face opponents with weaker defenses against the run.

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Overall, Robinson would only be worth grabbing if owners have a spare spot and are patient as he discovers his role on offense with the Jets. If he turns out to be their red-zone running back, he will bring a plethora of fantasy points to owners everywhere on a consistent basis.

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